Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Slippery sidewalks and roads are not the only risks winter weather brings for Ontario residents. Most people have become accustomed to the dangers snow and ice pose and take extra care when walking over patches of snow or ice. While people are focusing their attention to what is beneath their feet, another winter danger could be looming overhead.
Monday, 29 January 2018
Ontario’s 250,000 lakes with winter temperatures that plummet to minus 40 degrees Celsius make it a popular destination for people who enjoy ice fishing. Venturing out on a frozen lake or other body of water for a day of fishing can quickly turn from an enjoyable recreational activity into a deadly encounter. According to the Canadian Red Cross, 9 percent of all water immersion deaths involving ice occurred while the victims were engaged in hunting or fishing activities. There is no reason you cannot go ice fishing without being injured or killed in an accident as long as you practice a few safety precautions.
Friday, 26 January 2018
Almost 36,000 collisions causing fatalities or personal injuries took place in Ontario according to the most recent report from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. More than 68,000 vehicles were involved in those collisions, so the chances are pretty good that you could be a witness to an accident or be an occupant in a vehicle in a collision. It is important for all drivers to know what to do if they are in or happen upon an accident.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Whiplash is a common injury suffered by occupants of a vehicle struck with some force in the rear by another vehicle. Because it is classified as a soft-tissue injury and usually does not show up in diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, MRIs or CAT scans, insurance company representatives attempt to minimize the seriousness of the injury to prevent the injured party from recovering adequate compensation. However, experienced personal injury lawyers know how to present evidence to prove an accident victim is entitled to be compensated.
Monday, 22 January 2018
A significant portion of the nation’s population, approximately 1.5 million people according to at least one survey, suffer from chronic pain. Unlike a broken bone or a scar, pain is not something that can be seen or experienced by anyone other than the person suffering from it. For the injured victim of an accident caused by the negligent or careless conduct of another party proving the existence of pain can become a real challenge, but there are ways for a person suffering from chronic pain to be compensated.
Friday, 19 January 2018
Highway collisions can be sudden and violent events frequently lasting no more than a few seconds. It is common for witnesses, and even drivers and passengers involved in the accident, to give vastly differing accounts of what happened. When a personal injury case goes to court, a judge must sort through the evidence and testimony presented by the parties to determine which of them was at fault. The audio and video captured by a dashboard camera could offer the best evidence in a personal injury case of what happened before, during and after an accident.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Public transit systems located throughout Ontario offer a convenient and inexpensive method for people to travel about. The GO transit system servicing the Toronto and Hamilton areas now carries more than 70 million passengers each year. Other bus and rail systems are equally as popular with local residents and visitors. As with other means of transportation, such as cars, accidents can happen and people can suffer serious injuries. Recovering compensation against a public transit system can be difficult, but it is not impossible with the help of experienced personal injury lawyers aggressively investigating and pursuing the claim.
Monday, 15 January 2018
The cold temperatures associated with a typical Ontario winter make it possible for children and adults to enjoy outdoor activities on frozen lakes and ponds. Skating, hockey and ice fishing are only a few of the activities people get to enjoy once the water freezes and it’s safe to head out onto the ice. Understanding a few basic things about ice at this time of year can go a long way toward keeping you and your children safe.
Friday, 12 January 2018
Many people associate medical malpractice injuries caused to a patient by a doctor negligently performing a procedure or prescribing the wrong medication. A large number of patient injuries and deaths are the result of misdiagnosis leading to incorrect medical care being recommended or by delays in making a proper diagnosis resulting in a patient not receiving the appropriate treatment and leading to worsening of a medical condition.
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Tobogganing is a popular way to have some outdoor fun and take advantage of the long, snowy winters that are common in Ontario, Canada. The equipment needed to participate is not that expensive and hillsides offering the perfect conditions for the sport are usually only a short drive away or within walking distance. Tobogganing is an activity that all members of the family can enjoy, but the risk of injuries has led some local governments to impose restrictions with hefty fines for individuals choosing to violate them. Minimizing the risks and ensuring safe tobogganing is not that difficult to accomplish.